Tag Archives: Cork

Build a wall.

‘America’ (Duchas)

This morning.

Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork.

A moment of sporting brilliance.

Tanya O’Neill, of KCS Sports, writes:

Check out my new t-shirt design celebrating [Cork Hurler] John Fenton‘s 1987 ‘”goal for the purists”…only 19.95

Fenton tee (KCS Sports)

Irish-made stuff to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Irish-Made Stuff’. No fee.

September 17, 1967.

Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett play the Arcadia ballroom in Cork city.

Paul McDermott writes:

The only gig in the country! “Full psychedelic lighting and effects”. The Arc gig was a few weeks after Piper at the Gates of Dawn [Pink Floyd’s first album] was released…

Played Ballymena [County Antrim] the night before. Band drove to Cork, Roger [Waters] at the wheel, zooming down country roads, Gardai pulled him over and gave him a warning about how he could kill a kid. Rog said he never forgot it!

Aci-eeeed.

From top: Interior of bus: Cork’s 96FM’s PJ Coogan (lefgt) with Patrick (centre) and Adrian Walsh

This morning.

Cork’s 96FM Opinion Line with PJ Coogan.

PJ Coogan speaking to Patrick Walsh and his son Adrian, who have been living in a disused bus near a river just 15 minutes from Cork City Centre.

Deirdre O’Shaughnessy  writes:

They heat the bus with diesel from their van. They use a chemical toilet, and they wash in the nearby river, which regularly floods. The windows of the bus blew in during the recent stormy weather.

Adrian has a brain injury and has numerous medical problems. His mother, who used to wash clothes and cook for the men, died suddenly in May.

They are currently receiving assistance from Saint Vincent de Paul and Headway but their situation is looking increasingly desperate as Winter approaches…

96FM

         

This Summer.

At the watersports and activity centre Oysterhaven in Kinsale, Co Cork.

Safe Haven Ireland and Welcome Wave launched the first year of their five-year instructor incubator project for children living in direct provision.

Today, Safe Haven Ireland writez:

“A few snaps of our trainees (taken and shared with permission) in full swing in their sailing courses.”

The aim is that some of the initial group of young sailors will progress to instructor level.

In fairness.

Children leave direct provision behind to make waves sailing (Liz Dunphy, Irish Examiner)

Previously: All Aboard

This morning.

Bantry, County Cork.

Repairs taking place on New Streetin Bantry, County Cork, today after flooding last night caused by Storm Francis.

How bad was it?

Gulp.

Last night.

Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews

Meanwhile….